Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Make It Mint

The New Theme/ Colour
for my Butterfly Challenge is

Noun: Margins = the edge or border of something
Verb: provide with  an edge or border.

Here is my inspiration for you.
The 1st card is quite CAS in Style.

I have used  a stamp by Katzelkraft,ribbon sticker
by Papermania and butterfly sticker.
I used Distress ink on the stamp and once stamped
blended out the colour using water and a paint brush.
Card base is mint green cardstock.

2nd card I am calling Garden Chic.
Is there such a term? If not  there is now!.

Here I have used a stamp by Kaisecraft 
that I have finally managed to get my mitts on.
The stamp is called the Lake House and I just love it.
It stamps out a dream.  I used green distress ink onto white card
and coloured in using distress markers
adding a sprinkling of stickles diamond.
The stamp also comes with a trailing vine
which I have used to create the margin.
Again using distress markers to colour.
Used green mint cardstock and die cut an oval from it
as an overlay.  Finally mounted onto white shimmer cardstock
for the base of the card. 
Silver sticker for the Sentiment.
Last but not least I punched out 3 small butterflies
using a Tonic punch.

Close up of the fountain but thee stickles are not 
really showing up. They do IRL.
Entering  the card above into the following challenges:
Petal Lu Challenge #11 Anything goes.
Crafts Galore #61 Make a card.
Natalie and Amy''s challenge #42 Fancy borders.
Addicted to Stamps #122 Any shape.
Fashionable Stamping  #109 butterflies.
Glitter 'n' Sparkle #180 Anything goes.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #221  Use up your snippets  oddment of white card )
That Craft Place #6 Anything goes
Get Creative #35 Must use green.


  1. Goodness me - time for another butterfly challenge already! Love both of your cards.

  2. The butterfly in your first card is sooo gorgeous
    Dr Sonia

  3. Ahhh lovely work, Mrs A. Well done on both of them.
    Great challenge copies etc too, we'll see if I make this tied to do list is very very long.

  4. Another great challenge at your blog. You made wonderful cards!
    Lia xx

  5. Hello Valery, two gorgeous cards, I have to say I love the mint green shades you've used and the bamboo designed card is so different, gorgeous garden stamp and beautifully coloured, Kate x

  6. Beautiful inspiring cards. I love the lake house stamp, just stunning, no wonder you had to have it. So sweet the way you incorporated the butterflies into it. Cara x

  7. Wow, both of these are terrific. I love the bamboo card, it is so unique. The fountain is just gorgeous and another unique image. Love them both!

  8. Both beautiful cards Mrs A.Fabulous stamp on the second and I love the design of the first xx

  9. I know these little lovely punched butterflies :D and they are a perfect detail in your garden chic... Love the fountain!
    The CAS card is my favourite, it has wonderful design and colours!

  10. Both cards are gorgeous, Mrs A! On the first one I love the butterfly and on the 2nd one the fountain is fab!
    I emailed you about my birthday card.
    xxx Margreet

  11. Such a pretty colour to use. Both cards are gorgeous but my favourite is the first one with the clever edge and CAS style x

  12. such pretty cards Valery - I especially love the first one - very serene x

  13. I thought of entering this challenge as I do have a tube of polo mints.
    Two lovely cards Mrs A, great images and colours.

    Kath x

    1. She's a real wag isn't she Mrs A! :) xx

  14. You've got the M & Ms covered really well here Valery. Love them both. Zx

  15. They are two lovely cards Mrs A. The fountain is certainly a beautiful stamp and I really like the vine trailing on the strip at the side. The colours are lovely and I always like a bit of stickles for sparkle. Barbxx

  16. wow, I love the CAS card, the colours are stunning ... And the garden chic is so elegant, the stamp is something special ..

  17. Pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Time.

  18. I love the simplicity. Thanks for joining Get Creative, Heather

  19. A lovely CAS card. I love it.
    Thanks for joining us for Natalie and Amy's final challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  20. Lovely cards
    thanks for joining glitter n sparkle

  21. Both cards are gorgeous. The colours look amazing on the top card. I have The Lake House stamp and love it too. The way you've framed it in teal is wonderful xx

  22. Gorgeous cards Valery both so elegant :o)
    Have a great Easter weekend!

  23. Wow what lovely stamps, colors and card designs.

    Hugs Diane

  24. I love both cards Mrs A - and your fountain snippets card is a real beauty! So pleased you managed to get hold of the stamp.

    And, Parsnip is in disgrace - he's the one who ate the choklit bunny's ears! The brown whiskers and paws he was sporting gave it away - right now he's on the naughty step, out in the rain, waiting for forgiveness! :)


    Di xx

  25. Two lovely cards here Valery. I really like the clean CAS design on your first card and the colours that you've used. The fountain on your second card is stamped and coloured beautifully and works so well in the oval die cut frame. The card is finished off perfectly with the addition of the three little butterflies. Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Sandra x

  26. Mrs A two lovely cards and a super challenge. I love the CAS lines on your first card.
    Have a super Easter weekend, hugs Erika. X

  27. Hi Mrs A, two gorgeous cards, love them both. Great design with the fountain image and the colours look lovely
    Thanks for sharing at FSC.
    Avril xx

  28. Hi Mrs A, two gorgeous cards, love them both. Great design with the fountain image and the colours look lovely
    Thanks for sharing at FSC.
    Avril xx

  29. 2 lovely cards, Mrs. A! I really love the first one with the bamboo & beautiful mint color! PS--I was biting my tongue trying to do the French Knots!

  30. Hi Mrs A
    A lovely duo. The stamps on both cards are fab.
    Good luck in your challenges.
    Ang x

  31. I love mint and your little mint colored butterfly is adorable. Hope to find time to make a mint this month!

  32. These are very pretty, Mrs. A.! I love the bamboo butterfly design and your garden chick, er, chic is serene and perfect for spring!! Happy Easter!! Hugs, Darnell

  33. Two gorgeous cards Mrs A, the bamboo card is so serene and the second is a joyous spring card.

    Love and hugs

  34. Two lovely card! The water fountain looks brill! x

  35. Beautiful cards ValeryAnne.
    Thank you for joining us at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
    Greetings Miranda

  36. Loving both of these, and good for you at snagging this pretty image of the garden fountain. Love the way you've created the border on this one. Also very much like #1, with the DI watercoloring. The bright yellows are so cheery, and a great take on the Margins challenge! Just added more details to the already lovely focal point! Happy Easter. TFS

  37. Two very pretty cards. Hope you are having a lovely Easter, Liz x

  38. Lovely cards. Mint is such a scrumptious color.

  39. Wonderful cards - love the fountain!
    Sandy xx

  40. Those are lovely cards! well done...Thank you for joining us at Petal LU x


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